A big congratulations to drbabs, whose Mom's Garlic Rubbed Filet of Beef with Mushroom Sauce was voted Your Best Show-Stopping Holiday Main! She says that the dish has always been her mother's go-to special occasion dish. (Her mother pronounces it FEE-lay, and "usually serves it for Chanukah with potato latkes.")
Drbabs is a longtime Food52-er—since 2009!—and has introduced us to an impressive number of award-winning recipes: Her repertoire includes a whopping 52 community picks, 2 Wildcard Winners, 5 finalists, and 1 contest winner (well, with this beef filet, 2 contest winners). She also has 5 recipes in our Baking book!
This most recent contest win has inspired us to cook more of drbabs' recipes! Here are a few of her greatest hits to get us (and you) started: